Old South High rezoning is hot topic

Sandra ClarkSouth Knox

South Knox neighbors are riled about an upcoming vote on rezoning the former South High School. Now restored and operated as a senior assisted living facility, owners want to rezone for a drug rehabilitation center.

Cameron Brooks

City Council candidate Cameron Brooks says that is a mistake. “We aren’t supposed to have spot zonings in residential neighborhoods.”

He added: “The residents of Lindbergh Forest have fought for 30 years to keep it zoned residential, putting a lot of resources into the maintenance of South High, and they were told all along that it would be used as residential housing.”

Brooks said he will attend the city council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the City County Building to stand with South Knoxville. He urged others to attend as well.

Brooks is a candidate for at-large Seat A, currently held by Lynne Fugate, who has picked up a petition to run for re-election. Darin Worsham also has picked up a petition for Seat A. A full list of candidates is here. Noon, Thursday, May 18, 2023, is the deadline to turn in a petition to run in upcoming city elections.


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